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The '''Rockefeller Foundation''' is a philanthropic organization and private foundation based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The preeminent institution established by the six-generation Rockefeller family, it was founded by Standard Oil owner John D. Rockefeller ("Senior"), along with his son John D. Rockefeller, Jr. ("Junior"), and Senior's principal oil and gas business and philanthropic advisor, Frederick Taylor Gates, in New York State May 14, 1913, when its charter was formally accepted by the New York State Legislature.[ The Rockefeller Foundation Annual Report 1913-14] Over the past 100 years it has been dedicated to the mission of "promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world." Its objectives and achievements include: * Financially supported...
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